Graham's 13-yard score with 9:49 left in the game was his third touchdown this season. He drew a game-high 11 targets but also lost a fumble.
Graham plays the Buccaneers in Week 5.
Graham caught just six passes for 54 yards and no scores - a far cry from his 10-catch, 118-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 2 against Cleveland. He finished the first half with four receptions for 37 yards, but managed just eight targets in a game in which the Saints maintained control.
His next shot at domination will be nationally televised. The Saints play at Dallas on Sunday night in Week 4.
Graham was blanked until the last drive of the first half, then exploded for five catches on that possession, including a 9-yard touchdown in which he boxed out Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. He added three more receptions in the third quarter, among them a 1-yard scoring strike with fellow corner Buster Skrine draped on him.
The New Orleans star took advantage of single coverage by cornerbacks to tie a career-high with 10 catches for 118 yards and the two touchdowns. His 20-yard snag early in the fourth quarter set up a go-ahead score.
Graham and his Saints are set to play Minnesota next Sunday.
Graham caught eight passes for 82 yards and was productive wherever he lined up, according to the paper. But his longest gain went for 17 yards.
For most tight ends, that would be an accomplishment, but usually when Graham gets that many catches, he goes for more than 100 yards. And even more often, he scores a touchdown.
Of course, Graham wasn't the only one of Brees' targets held out of the end zone. The Saints so often found themselves inside the 5-yard line that they relied on their running game for most of their scores. They had three touchdowns on the ground compared to only one through the air.
Graham will try again for his first touchdown Week 2 at Cleveland.
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/19/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|9||10/30/14||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/14||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||5||31||356||11.5||52||5||3||1||21|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||99||1310||13.2||59||11||18||2||74|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||85||982||11.6||46||9||12||1||59|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||86||1215||14.1||56||16||19||5||61|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||4||3||32||340||10.6||23||3||2||0||20|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||5||1||3||3.0||3||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||4||3||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||4||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||1||0||20||1||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||1||0||-2||1||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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